Senegal: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDRSN002 Operations Update No. 2

Situation Report
Originally published


GLIDE n° FL-2009-000172-BFA

Focus on relief distributions, and a glance at a day in the life of an ERU relief team in action

Period covered by this Ops Update: 29 September - 5 October 2009;

Appeal target (original): CHF 2,113,583; this appeal is in the process of being revised. Based on an assessment of the situation and ongoing discussion with the Senegalese Red Cross Society (SRCS), a draft Plan of Action has been elaborated that will serve as the basis for a revised appeal anticipated to be made available by 9 October 2009. As previously communicated, it is most likely the overall appeal budget will be decreased; the formal revised budget will be made available shortly with the revised appeal (to be issued in the form of an Operations Update).

Appeal coverage (against the current budget): 47%; <click here to go directly to the updated donor response report;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 9 September 2009 for CHF 2.1m for 6 months to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 25,000 beneficiaries.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 200,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's DREF to support regional efforts to prepare and respond.

- This Ops Update (no. 1) communicates a probable appeal budget revision. The full revised appeal budget will be made available shortly. The six-month appeal timeframe remains the same.

- This Ops Update (no. 2) communicates that a draft Plan of Action has been elaborated that will serve as the basis for a revised appeal (anticipated by 9 October 2009). The revised narrative and revised

Summary: The disaster has stabilized with the seasonal rains having decreased or stopped altogether and therefore there is very limited (or no) further risk of flooding or displaced persons. As such, a plan of action has been developed that reflects the work undertaken by the FACT and ERU teams, including more detailed assessments, relief distributions, and the proposed future activities (logframes) upon which the revised appeal (in the form of an operations update) will be based, with a primary focus on the sectors of:

- relief items distributions (already achieved during the emergency phase);

- logistics support (already achieved);

- watsan (emergency and longer-term early recovery);

- shelter (emergency and longer-term early recovery);

- training to complement and support the planned shelter and watsan interventions;

- a proposed pilot cash distribution project to a limited and focused population;

- Improve the livelihoods and capital for the most flood-affected people and facilitate their recovery.